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Noy Twist works in her garden during the early morning hours to avoid the midday heat. The garden covers two lots next to her house in east Dickinson. Gardening requires a lot of work, but Noy doesn't mind. She's used to working in the family's garden in Thailand where she grew up. "In Thailand, we have big farmer's gardens. We worked by hand," she said. Her husband, Roy, has little time to help because he's working in the oil fields. They have three children, Ben, 9, Julia, 4, and Eric, 2. "I do the tilling.
Farming with horses, cowboy music, crafts and a parade highlight the 13th annual Taylor Horse-Fest Friday through Sunday, July 28-30. Community volunteers work throughout the year to prepare for the event through the auspices of the Taylor Community Activities Inc. (TCA). Dennis Sievers and Sherman Severson cut several acres of wheat with a vintage John Deere binder Wednesday evening. The wheat bundles are for the threshing demonstration Saturday afternoon. The rest of the crop is being cut on the day of the event. "There will be haying, mowing, raking and stacking.
Students and faculty from Dickinson State University have started working on the 2006-2007 "Alcohol Awareness Through the Arts" program on campus. "We're trying to combat the issues of binge drinking," said Pattie Carr, faculty advisor and artistic director for the project. "The students do the work. They are the creative voice. We use dance, visual arts, theater and the written word to communicate the potential negatives of alcoholic abuse and binge drinking," she said. "We are writing a script and choreographing our dances right now.
The Dickinson Research Extension Center has initiated plans to develop a North Dakota arboretum. "An arboretum is a place to show many different plants at one location," said DREC horticulturist Jerry Larson. "My role is to coordinate the plants for the local arboretum. It will feature trees that were developed through NDSU.
The culture of the Estonian settlers in southwestern North Dakota is featured in a new exhibit at the Dickinson Joachim Regional Museum. The exhibit includes four panels of information, a costume and artifacts. The research was completed by Carl Larson, president of the Joachim Regional Museum board. He was assisted by Jan Stromsborg with the layout and Sandy Meduna from Service Printers with the printing. It was sort of a team effort, said Larson.
A little-known cemetery located four miles northwest of Dickinson recently came to the attention of researchers compiling the St. Josephs Centennial Book. Irene Volesky and Caroline Heidt learned of the cemetery when Irene Letang submitted her family history. It was a combination of both curiosity and an interest in history that led the women to do further research on the cemetery. The women learned the first area Germans from Russia and the Czech settlers had no church of their own to worship or hold funeral services. The Irish established St.
An oasis of flowers, shrubs and trees lies within the urban setting of Dickinson. The gardens of the NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center offer an inviting place for a leisurely stroll, a bench to observe the birds and an opportunity to stop and smell the roses.Its one of the best secrets in town, said research technician Timothy Winch. Its my backyard. Thats what Im trying to do is make it look like a backyard. Winch encourages the public to take their time while walking through the gardens. You need to study and look. Be with nature. Theres wildlife out there.
When Dan Pattersons diagnosis of two separate cancers became known, it didnt take long for his friends and classmates at Dickinson Trinity High School to spring into action. Patterson, who is a trial lawyer at Denver, Colo., first told his friend Howard Sage the news. Within weeks, Patterson was receiving cards and telephone calls from friends he hasnt seen since graduating from Trinity in 1970. Patterson was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and prostate cancer. A stem cell transplant was scheduled for October 2005. They heard about that coming up and how serious the disease was.
Two Dickinson students placed in the top 10 during competitions at the 28th annual Technology Student Association National Conference June 21-25 at Dallas, Texas. Kyle Rummel and Caleb Paulson, who attended Dickinson Hagen Junior High School, placed seventh in the structural challenge competition. Paulson also placed seventh in the dragster design challenge. They were among 22 students from Dickinson who attended the event.
The East meets the West in the Medora Rough Riders Hotel dining room where two executive chefs from Indonesia prepare and serve American cuisine with spices from Southeast Asia. Herman Subaru from Bandung, Indonesia, returns to Medora for his second season. He is assisted by a new face in Medora this summer, Hanggoro Lekso of Cipayung, Indonesia. The dinner menu reflects their interest in American foods, but with a twist. Jumbo shrimp are dipped into the chefs coconut batter and served with a red curry sauce.